Smurthi + Jeffery’s Indian Fusion Wedding

This beautiful Indian Fusion wedding was exceptional from start to finish. From the ceremony and luncheon that were held at the Intercontinental on Michigan Avenue to their reception at the Art Institute Chicago, they truly made the most out of their special day. The photographer truly captured all the beautiful Indian wedding traditions and heartfelt moments throughout the day. I was so happy to be apart of this marvelous day.
Ceremony Musician: Balajj Temple
Catering: Gaylord
Photographer: Tuan B & Co 
Dessert: Oak Mill Bakery
Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist: Sonia Roselli
Videographer: Carrot Wedding Films

Bridal Event: The Silk Road

The Silk Road: South Asian Inspired Wedding Open House

Sunday, April 23rd
Bridgeport Art Center
1200 W 35th Street, Chicago IL 60609

You’re invited to Chicago’s first-ever off-premise South Asian inspired open house! This event hosted by VenueLogic will discuss the unique characteristics of weddings that are inspired by and incorporate South Asian culture. The best of the best in catering, event design, lighting, floral, music, fashion and more will be represented. 

For more information and to RSVP, click here

Swati + Shail

Swati and Shail’s traditional wedding was a feast for the eyes, with beautiful, saturated colors everywhere you looked. It was so much fun for me to be a part of their special day full of life, splendor, and magic. Sapan Ahuja Photography captured every show-stopping detail, from morning to night. 


After a morning filled with stunning fire colors, it was time to bring into the nighttime with deep blues and purples at the reception. Swati stunned in her vibrant reception lengha, with Shail complementing his bride in a majestic violet tuxedo. 

The whole day was breathtakingly perfect, Swati and Shail were radiant with joy, and all their guests danced and partied into the small hours of the night.

Scott + Noopur are featured in Maharani Wedding!

It’s the last post on Scott and Noopur’s wedding!  So far, I’ve posted about their wedding in New Wedding Essentials. On Wednesday, I  posted  about their morning. Yesterday, I posted  and then to ceremony and reception at the Harold Washington Library.

This gorgeous wedding was also featured in Maharani Weddings over several posts.  Maharani Weddings featured Noopur getting her Mendhi ceremony.  

Maharani Weddings did a second post about their morning as the couple dressed for the day.

Then, Maharani Wedding posted about their lovely ceremony.

The website did a final post on their reception.

And then… Maharani Weddings featured this fabulous same day edit by Emotia.  Enjoy!

Scott + Noopur Part II

On Tuesday, I featured Scott and Noopur’s wedding which is in the current issue of New Wedding Essentials.  They were also featured on Maharani Weddings…more on that tomorrow!

Yesterday, I posted about their morning.  Today will post about the couple’s ceremony and reception at the Harold Washington Library.

All photos by MonicaZ.

As guests entered the room, there was a non-traditional guest book: a card catalog with faux old fashioned library cards.

The room set-up for the ceremony

The gorgeous mandap; I love the lush roses!

The bride and groom during the ceremony.

The room during the ceremony…

…and then transformed for the reception!

Scott and Noopur set their sweetheart table on the mandap.

We added little touches like the Mr. and Mrs. signs to the back of their chairs.

These lush roses were on the front of their sweetheart table.

The lush centerpieces looked gorgeous on their long tables.

An example of one of their table numbers.

The table arrangements varied by each table.

The flowers on this simple cake turn it into a work of art!

Noopur surprised Scott with a groom’s cake highlighting Purdue University.

Noopur rented these gorgeous light up bars.  They were topped with a floral arrangement along with a photo of the couple (drinking of course)!

Scott and Noopur also rented furniture, creating a lounge, near the bars.

The couple during dinner.

After dinner, everyone was dancing the night away.

Good night!

Scott + Noopur, Part I

I met Noopur and Scott when I was 40 weeks and 1 day pregnant (with a delivery scheduled delivery four days later).  My enormous state of being had scared away many would-be clients (which I have yet to understand: pregnancy doesn’t last forever)!  Yet Noopur and Scott were the absolute nicest couple and didn’t even give my oversized belly a second thought.  As we talked, I was really excited with their plans.  

Baraat DJ: Sound of Music
Baraat Horse: Noble Horse
Cake: Alliance Bakery
DJ: Style Matters
Florist: Scarlet Petal
Hair + Make-up: Starlight Make-up

Mehndi Artist: Unnatizart

All photos by MonicaZ.

Noopur during the Mehndi ceremony on Thursday, two days before her wedding

I love this photo of Scott feeding Noopur as her hands dry.

It’s a gorgeous design, isn’t it?

On Friday, off to the rehearsal…

Noorpur and Scott held the dinner at Encore in the Hotel Allegro

And then the next day, she changed into these lovelies!

Noopur looked absolutely gorgeous on her wedding day. 

Noopur sits as the final touches are made to her make-up.

Noopur thrilled with her wedding gift.

The detailing on Noopur’s gown is stunning.

Noopur and Scott at the first look was at the Cultural Center, a great back-up location for rain!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more photos!

We’ve Been Blogged!

Indian Website just blogged for three days about one of our Indian real weddings. The second blog post shows the gorgeous, modern mandap that highlighted their reception. Anjali and Paul were had two ceremonies, including a Hindu ceremony at the Intercontinental. It was a beautiful wedding day!